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After years of playing as a man in a bat-themed armor brutally beating thugs, this week we finally get to play that same man pretending to be a normal, everyday billionaire.
Is Bruce Wayne Batman, or is Batman Bruce Wayne? It’s a question that’s been asked several dozen times in the comic books, but so far games have stuck the the punching and the kicking. Telltale’s episodic adventure take on Batman should be quite refreshing. It’ll probably have a narrative and everything. Can’t wait!
Not a lot happening this week, what with school kicking in soon for much of the country, but what little is happening looks quite nice.
Tuesday, August 2
Batman: A Telltale Game Series Episode One — PS4, Xbox One, PC, iOS, Android
Abzu — PS4 Digital, PC
Gal*Gun: Double Peace — PS4, Vita
Canon Brawl — PS4 Digital
Laser Disco Defenders — Vita Digital
Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart — PS4 Digital
Overcooked — PS4 Digital
Risk Urban Assault— PS4, PS3 Digital
Tricky Towers — PS4 Digital, PC
Thursday, August 4
Breach & Clear: Deadline— PS4 Digital
Friday, August 5
Little King’s Story — PC
Tuesday, August 9
No Man’s Sky — PS4, PC
Blade Ballet — PS4 Digital, PC
Brut@l— PS4 Digital
Emily Wants to Play — PS4 Digital
OlliOlli Epic Combo Edition— PS4
UNO — PS4 Digital
What else is coming out soon? Planning to play something on Steam or mobile? Tell us about it in the comments.
Gal*Gun: Double Peace is a game about shooting schoolgirls with your love. It is not for everyone, and especially not for Everyone with a capital E, as shown on the back of the physical Vita release of the game.
Caught by Wario64 on Twitter (via Destructoid) and corroberated by other early recipients, while the front of the Vita version proudly displays the M rating assigned to it by the ESRB for “Sexual Themes”, the back of the box tells another story. It’s like a ratings mullet.
Twitter’s Jamie Bravo has both sides of the story.
If I had to guess, and I do as North American Gal*Gun publisher PQube hasn’t responded to my inquiry yet, I’d say this was somebody’s joke that accidentally got sent to the printer. I’d also say the eSRB is not going to be happy with it, and that anyone who has gotten a copy with the botched rating should hold onto it, as those won’t be around for long.
Today on Kotaku Splitscreen we’re reaching into the mailbag and pulling out all of your best questions on subjects like NX, Overwatch, and video game reviews.
Originally published 7/28/16
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